Friday, 31 March 2017 10:44

Building Bridges

kieron leeLevel 3 Music student, Kieron Lee has achieved musical success thanks to the Communication and Autism Team who came along to our Digbeth Campus.

The opportunity began when Kieron was interviewed by CAT TV, where singer/songwriter, Aaron Yorke approached him following a performance to ask if he wanted to be part of the ‘Building Bridges’ album in order to raise awareness of Autism, while proving that autistic people are just as good as original songwriters and artists.

After spending a few days in Worcestershire to record the song, Kieron made his way to the Hardrock Café, Mayfair, London for the albums launch. He said: “the experience was surreal, like living the dream, particularly because of what it was in aid for – you wouldn’t expect it to be this way.

“The red carpet was out and it was filled with so many people and press. On stage there was over one hundred cameras pointing towards me, it was so strange, especially walking past celebrities like it was a normal thing to do.

“Following the launch, I had the chance to perform on Sky TV’s Crissy B Show, a programme about mental health and have probably spent more time in London the past three months than I have in Birmingham with a separate project and through performing in East Croydon, Mayfair, Brixton and places I’ve never even heard of before. There is lots of travelling but it has all been worth it.”

Everyone who helped produce the album are on the autism spectrum, not only providing us with some fantastic music but with all of the promotion that has gone on thanks to the Anna Kennedy Charity in particular, so much awareness has been raised for this cause.

Kieron said: “If it wasn’t for the college, I wouldn’t be doing any of this. They have played a big part in pushing me in this album, especially the tutors who have all been very convincing – wherever you go, whatever you do, there is always someone supporting you.”

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